With the new registration change just around the corner - and such a dizzying array of models flooding the market - it can be difficult to know which way to turn if you want a good value, stylish and well-rounded new car.
Every new car registered after 1 March, will come with the brand-new 13-reg prefix. It supersedes the 62-reg prefix and will run until September 2013.
So we’ve put together a list of the best new or recently facelifted cars to help you make an informed choice in the showroom. Each one manages to strike a good balance between comfort, style, economy and performance, and are all cars that can rule your heart as well as your head. We’ve got the best models from Volkswagen, Ford and Renault, as well as new cars from Mazda and Skoda.
So if you’re in the market for an upgrade, replacement or something different in 2013, and aren’t sure which should make your shortlist, be sure to take a look at our comprehensive top 10.